How to Customize the System Tray Icons in Windows 10

How to Customize the System Tray Icons in Windows 10
 
In Windows 7 and 8, you could customize icons in the “system tray” to permanently show on the taskbar, or hide them away in the pop-up drawer. These options have moved in Windows 10.
 
Previously, you could click the “Customize” button at the bottom of the system tray popup. In Windows 10, you have to:
 
1. Right-click on the Taskbar, choose Properties


 
2. "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window appears, click the Customize button.


 
3. From here, click “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”.


 
4. Now you can switch an app to “On” to permanently show it on the right-hand side of the taskbar.
 

 
You can also move items like Network and Volume to the system tray popup. You can also select “Turn System Icons On or Off” from the original Customize screen to remove icons like Volume or Notifications entirely.
 
Strangely, these options aren’t as flexible as they were in Windows 7 or 8—there’s no “Show Only Notifications” option like there was before—but at least most of the main options are still available. They’ve just moved.

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